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The current Evanston Animal Shelter, at 2310 Oakton St., may be replaced. (RoundTable photo)

Good morning, Evanston.

Evanston City Council members showed solid support last week for a plan that would replace the current animal shelter with a new building, in an important step forward for the long-anticipated project.

At the Sept. 27 City Council meeting, a number of Council members spoke in support of a plan with middle level costs, one of three proposals to make improvements to the current building at 2310 Oakton St.

Mount Moriah Masonic Temple at 1229 Emerson, a 1929 building designed by Walter T. Bailey, the first African American architect to receive a license in Illinois. Credit: RoundTable

The Lighthouse Keeper sees . . .

. . . that two Evanston businesses will open their spaces to the public as part of Open House Chicago the weekend of Oct. 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by the former Mount Moriah Masonic Temple at 1229 Emerson St. and Creative Coworking, a workplace at 922 Davis St.

. . .that the City, together with volunteers from local Rotary clubs, planted a few dozen new trees in Butler and Twiggs parks last weekend.

. . . that the Arts Council has asked the Human Services Committee to approve and accept a donation of public art to be installed between Bates and Fullerton Parks at Lincoln and Ridge.

COVID-19 by the numbers: Twenty new cases were reported yesterday in Evanston. The seven-day average is 14 compared to 13 one week ago.

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Adina Keeling

Adina Keeling is a photojournalist and reporter, covering city news, sustainability, schools, and art. She also investigates mental health systems and environmental injustices in Evanston, and puts together...